What is the difference between ground red pepper and cayenne pepper you ask? The simple answer, not much. They are both red, they are both hot, and they are both used to add a spicy taste to your dishes.

Red Pepper is a common name used for all hot red peppers. It is the “tissue” form of “Kleenex.”

The cayenne pepper is a thin chili pepper, green to red in color, about 2 to 5 inches long. It is a sub-tropical plant natively but is grown as an annual in many temperate climates also. Cayenne is a super spicy chili that rates extremely hot. Pure ground cayenne pepper will rate very high on the Scoville scale for heat level.

Ground red pepper is a generic name that can have cayenne but will also include other red chilis as part of the mix.

Our cayenne pepper is a mix of red peppers with the same heat and specs as true cayenne chiles.

Available in 3 levels of heat

Cayenne Pepper 10K – Mild

Cayenne Pepper – 40K Medium

Cayenne Pepper – 90K Hot